Hate Crime (Misogyny) Bill presented to Parliament

Published on 11 January 2022
Parliament is considering a proposal to make misogyny a hate crime
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The Hate Crime (Misogyny) Bill is a Private Members’ Bill that was presented to Parliament on Wednesday 24 November 2021. Private Members' Bills are public bills introduced by MPs and Lords who are not government ministers. 

The Bill is not currently supported by the government. If passed, it would make motivation by misogyny an aggravating factor in criminal sentencing and require police forces to record hate crimes motivated by misogyny.

The next stage for this Bill, the second reading, is scheduled to take place on Friday 18 March 2022.

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